ATARC Federal Big Data Summit

December 13, 2016 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal Big Data Summit will be held on December 13, 2016 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

This educational, one-day symposium will examine the tools and technology the Federal government is using in data and analytics to enhance the mission.

For information on industry participation in the ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase, please send an e-mail to info@atarc.org.

Government Chair
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Linda Powell, Chief Data Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Academic Chair
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J.S. Hurley, Ph.D., Professor, Cyberspace Strategies, National Defense University iCollege

ATARC Chair
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

MITRE Chair
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Christine Harvey, Senior Simulation and Modeling Engineer, MITRE

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Map and Directions

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

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Linda Powell, Chief Data Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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J.S. Hurley, Ph.D., Professor, Cyberspace Strategies, National Defense University iCollege

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Introduction of Visionary Keynote
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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DJ Patil, Federal Chief Data Scientist, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (pending agency approval)

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Visionary Panel – The State of Data in the Federal Government

How are Federal agencies dealing with the exponential growth of data within the government? What types of data strategies are being developing and implemented? What impact has emerging technology had on data and analytics? This panel will examine the state of data in the Federal government.

Moderator
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

Panelists
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Natalie Evans Harris, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (pending agency approval)

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Marina Fox
, Analytics Program Manager, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

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Bobby Jones
, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)

Raj Sharma, Director, Office of IT Policy & Planning, U.S. Department of Commerce (pending agency approval)

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Linda Powell, Chief Data Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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J.S. Hurley, Ph.D., Professor, Cyberspace Strategies, National Defense University iCollege

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Using Data and Analytics to Enhance the Mission

What impact does data have on the agency mission? This panel will examine successful tools and tactics to acquire, store, process, analyze and apply data to help meet and exceed the daily mission requirements of the Federal Government.

Panelists
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Perryn Ashmore, Associate CIO for Tailored Platforms and Data & Chief Data Officer, FCC (pending agency approval)

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Katherine Kudrewicz, Director, Office of Data Management, U.S. Patent and Trademark (pending agency approval)

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Scott Shoup, Chief Data Officer, FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Gokhan Yucel, Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics and Advanced Research, Virginia Commonwealth University

11:30 a.m.  1:15 p.m.
ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government.

BIG DATA TOPICS

  1. Big Data for Autonomy/Autonomous SystemsMachine learning systems now allow systems unprecedented levels of autonomy (as opposed to just automation).  There are policy concerns (e.g., how to (re)accredit systems that can patch themselves), legal concerns (e.g., can systems indiscriminately target people/things), R&D (e.g., what is off-limits for research, what research should be funded), and operations concerns (e.g., is autonomous response necessary if others deploy autonomous systems against us).
  2. Big Data and Cyber Security
  3. Big Data as a Catalyst
  4. Leveraging Big Data for Mission Success
  5. Big Data and Heathcare
    “Big Data” is a broad term that represents the coordinated use of diverse technologies.  There are complex challenges that must be prioritized and addressed in order to effectively embrace Big Data strategies within an organization.  This HealthTrac will examine the following characteristic categories defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Big Data Public Working Group (NIST BD-PWG) as they relate to Big Data within the healthcare environment:
  • Data Sources (e.g., data size, file formats, rate of growth, at rest or in motion)
  • Data Consumer (e.g., processed results in text, table, visual, and other formats)

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

1.   Participants should come prepared to:

  • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
  • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
  • Support the session facilitators and other team members
  • Write down ideas on whiteboard
  • Create best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
  • Refrain from sales or business development conversations

2.   All discussed material must be publicly releasable

  • No Classified discussions
  • No proprietary discussions

3.   None of the discussions or artifacts constitute Government direction, nor should be interpreted as official Government position

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

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Christine Harvey, Senior Simulation and Modeling Engineer, MITRE

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Collaboration Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Break for Out Brief Preparation

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session Out Briefs

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ATARC Reception

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